Trams and Depots

Tram types and depots servicing the Luas

Trams

The Red Line is served by 40 Alstom Citadis 401 type trams, 40.8m long and 2.4m wide. These trams are 70% low floor. The Green Line is served by 26 Alstom Citadis 402 type trams, 43.6 metres long and 2.4 metres wide. These trams are 100% low floor.

The 401 type trams entered service in 2004 on the original Red and Green Lines. The 402 type trams entered service from 2009 on the Green Line only. All of the 401 type trams were moved to the Red Line as the 402 type trams were introduced on the Green Line.

Depots

Depot and stabling facilities for the Luas Red Line are located at Red Cow. This depot includes a maintenance and repair workshop building, servicing and washing facilities and a large stabling area capable of accommodating up to 47 trams. This depot includes the operator’s administrative offices, the central control room, and the main offices of the vehicle and infrastructure maintenance contractors.

Depot and stabling facilities for the Luas Green Line are located at Sandyford. The facilities at Sandyford are similar to those provided at Red Cow except that only limited office accommodation is provided and there is no central control room, though local control facilities are provided. The depot has a stabling area capable of accommodating up to 32 trams.